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Grants will help Northern Michigan branch out

Dozens of grants worth more than $73,000 will help communities dig in and grow green.


Dozens of grants worth more than $73,000 will help communities dig in and grow green.



The

Department of Natural Resources

and

DTE Energy Foundation

announced that 34 grants totaling $73,160 have been awarded to communities in Michigan for local tree-planting projects.



In northern Michigan the following communities will get some financial help to plant trees:


Big Rapids - $3,000

Cadillac - $3,000

Rogers City - $3,000

Scottville - $2,770

Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society - $3,000



Grants awarded under this program will be used to help purchase nearly 2,500 trees of various species and sizes to be planted this spring and fall.


This year marks the 16th year of the partnership between the DTE Energy Foundation and the DNR to plant trees in Michigan communities. Together, the DNR, DTE Energy and its foundation have planted more than 20 million trees on state-managed land and in communities throughout Michigan.


â??Trees are a valuable part of every communityâ??s infrastructure and add immensely to our quality of life,â?? said Kevin Sayers, DNRâ??s Urban and Community Forestry Program coordinator. â??These grants will allow communities to plant trees and engage residents with messages about the importance of proper planting to avoid utility and tree conflicts.â??

To see the full list of grants

click here

.

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